Book review: The Dating Game by Susan Buchanan

Posted February 21, 2014 by thischickreads in review / 0 Comments

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*Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

First time I heard of Susan Buchanan was when I saw in my GR feed that a friend of mine was reading ‘The Dating Game’. The fact my friend loved it and highly recommended it, as well as the fab blurb got me very intrigued. I added it immediately to my tbr list. I was over the moon when another friend of mine generously gifted me a copy of this book (thank you so much Sheerie!) which she won on a giveaway but had already read. (I do have the most awesome friends).

I have to say I had high expectations for this book, since in December last year I read Susan’s The Christmas Spirit and really really enjoyed it. There’s something so fresh and original in Susan’s writing, she has an interesting way of approaching a reader, creating characters who feel so real and are so well developed.

This book didn’t disappoint and it really was as fantastic as I thought it would be. Gill McFadden is a workaholic, she’s kind and sweet, but seems she’s been out of the dating scene for quite some time. Her friends keep on telling her it’s time she gets back in the game, unfortunately with her busy schedule and no luck in finding Mr Right, she really feels like dating is the last thing she’d want. But faith my friends, is a funny thing. One day she passes by a bus with an ad of a dating agency Happy Ever After. It’s an awesome name for an agency, you have to admit. I mean, even I would want to check it out.

She finally gives in and makes some calls and appointments and creates a profile. Soon she’s to meet lots of man, could maybe one of them be the RIGHT ONE?

It indeed was a fantastic and fun read. I’ve read quite a few books about dating and matchmaking, but this one was really brilliant. What I loved the most was Gill and the fact Susan created a mature, lovable chick lit heroine. The writing is great, it simply flows and the story never drags. I had a huge smile on my face throughout reading and enjoyed each of the dates. I also loved the trip to Barcelona, and I absolutely adored Gill’s friends and their bonding.

Overall, if you’re looking for a fun, light yet smart chick lit, look no further. ‘The Dating Game’ is uberfun book you’ll devour in one sitting (or two). Enjoy!

My rating: 4/5

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